The Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme supports athletes to reach their goals in Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games disciplines. It is funded by Hampshire County Council and managed by us to support local athletes on their path to the world stage.
Our athletes are varied in their disciplines so we work closely with each National Governing Body (NGB) to make sure we’re giving the right support. We look at all sorts of factors to help us define this including national or international rankings, competition results for individuals or team selections. We aim to be as inclusive as possible. However, we can only provide for sports that have a clear pathway or are supported by an NGB.
The non-grant packages can help you to access valuable skills and other vital services, including:
We usually accept applications for non-grant support throughout the year and we review them on the 1st and 15th of each month. Physiotherapy cover starts one month after your first application. Unfortunately, we can’t offer support for an existing injury and we can cover up to 6 appointments per injury.
Where you live might make a difference – you can apply for HTAS if you live in these boroughs or districts (check your council tax bill if you’re not sure):
If you live in a Unitary Authority (Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight), then a couple have their own services. Please see the alternative support section below for details.
Each year the support from HTAS has been consistent to develop athletes. It makes me proud to associate with Energise Me as a Hampshire athlete and represent my county and my country.
Chris Gregory, Beach Volleyball Athlete
The Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme will reopen, for grant applications in autumn 2021.
The grant package provides financial assistance of up to £500 for athletes who meet the eligibility criteria. Please check the location information below and read the Eligibility and Supported Sports document for details.
The non-grant package location restrictions also apply to the grant package. To find out more about eligible sports please take a look at the documents in the downloads section on this page.
If you live in a Unitary Authority (Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight), then a couple have their own services and the contacts below can help you go through the process.
Portsmouth – firstname.lastname@example.org
Isle of Wight – elaine.tracey@IOW.gov.uk
If you are an athlete based in Hampshire and from a family experiencing financial hardship then you might wish to apply for Talented Young People in Sport funding. This Hampshire County Council funded opportunity is available to athletes performing at county level and above.
We’re grateful to have the support of Southampton Solent University, University of Winchester, Stagecoach, Bluestar and all of our participating leisure providers who help make HTAS a platform for success.
Explore other sources of funding on our Funding and Support page.